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Table 2 Results from clinical evaluation of patient images. Numbers are mean averages over all 10 patients and numbers in brackets indicate the standard deviation

From: Phantom and clinical evaluation of the effect of full Monte Carlo collimator modelling in post-SIRT yttrium-90 Bremsstrahlung SPECT imaging

Recon. Overall image Quality Lesion Detectability Visibility of necrotic regions (where applicable) Liver background Noise level Total
No MC MC No MC MC No MC MC No MC MC No MC MC
Default 3.5 (0.71) 3.5 (0.71) 3.4 (0.52) 3.2 (0.63) 3.2 (0.79) 3.3 (0.67) 5 (0) 5 (0) 15.1 (1.52) 15 (1.63)
Optimised 5 (0) 5 (0) 5 (0) 5 (0) 5 (0) 5 (0) 4.6 (0.52) 5 (0) 19.6 (0.52) 20 (0)